Grounding Analog Computers

MacLennan, Bruce J. (1993) Grounding Analog Computers. [Journal (Paginated)]

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In this commentary on Harnad's "Grounding Symbols in the Analog World with Neural Nets: A Hybrid Model," the issues of symbol grounding and analog (continuous) computation are separated, it is argued that symbol graounding is as important an issue for analog cognitive models as for digital (discrete) models. The similarities and differences between continuous and discrete computation are discussed, as well as the grounding of continuous representations. A continuous analog of the Chinese Room is presented.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:analog, analogue, continuous computation, Harnad, symbol grounding, neural network, differential equation, difference equation, implementation independence, interpretation, representation, computability, systematicity, connectionism, Searle, Chinese room, other minds, intentionality, synthetic ethology, continuous versus discrete
Subjects:Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:542
Deposited By: MacLennan, Bruce
Deposited On:14 Jun 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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